Selected Publications by Christopher J. Arthur

Christopher J. Arthur

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Brighton BN2 1AP

Name: books and papers before the 90s will be under ‘Chris’ or ‘C. J.’. Note that I am not responsible for publications on Religion by a man with the same name.

Special Note on ‘Labour’: There is some confusion in the literature due to the fact that I stupidly used very similar titles for two different works. Those interested in a comparison of Marx’s Paris manuscripts with Hegel’s Phenomenology should consult the book from Blackwell (1986) called Dialectics of Labour (note the ‘of’). Those interested in my views on ‘abstract labour’ should consult my paper ‘Dialectics and Labour‘ (note the ‘and’) of 1979, itself an update of my paper on ‘The Concept of Abstract Labour’ from the CSE Bulletin 1976.

Reviews are not listed.

There follow four lists: Books; Chapters in Books; Articles in journals; web papers.


  • The New Dialectic and Marx’s ‘Capital’ (hb. 2002; pb. 2004) Brill: Leiden, Boston, Köln
  • Dialectics of Labour: Marx and his Relation to Hegel (1986) Basil Blackwell, Oxford.
  • The following are edited and introduced by C.J. Arthur
  • (with Geert Reuten) The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume Two of Marx’s ‘Capital’ (1998) Macmillan Press, Basingstoke; and St. Martin’s Press, New York.
  • Engels Today: A Centenary Appreciation (1996) Macmillan Press, Basingstoke; and St. Martin’s Press, New York.
  • Marx’s Capital: A Student Edition, abridged and edited, with an introduction (1992) Lawrence & Wishart, London.
  • Pashukanis, E. B., Law and Marxism (1978) Inklinks, London, Third impression (1989) Pluto Press, London.
  • Marx, K. and F. Engels, The German Ideology (1970) Lawrence & Wishart, London, revised edition 1974 (reprinted many times).


  • ‘Marx, Hegel and the Value-Form’, ch 11 of Marx’s Capital ad Hegel’s Logic: a Reexamination, Fred Moseley and Tony Smith (eds), Brill, Leiden and Boston: 2014.
  • ‘The Practical Truth of Abstract Labour’, pp. 101-120 of In Marx’s Laboratory: Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse, R. Bellofiore, G. Starosta, and P. Thomas (eds) Brill, Leiden and Boston: 2013
  • ‘Arbeit, Zeit und Negativität’ in Kapital & Kritik. Nach der »neuen« Marx-Lektuere, Werner Bonefeld/Michael Heinrich (Hrsg.), VSA Verlag, Hamburg: 2011.
  • ‘The Concept of Money’ in Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy (eds) A. Chitty and M. McIvor, Palgrave Macmillan 2009
  • ‘The Possessive Spirit of Capital: Subsumption/Inversion/Contradiction’ ch 9 of Re-reading Marx: New perspectives after the critical edition (eds) Riccardo Bellofiore and Roberto Fineschi, Palgrave Macmillan 2009
  • ‘Systematic Dialectic’ in Dialectics for the New Century eds B. Ollman and T. Smith, PalgraveMacmillan, Basingstoke and New York 2008, pp. 211-221 (reprint of article in iScience and Society 1998)
  • ‘USA, Britain, Australia and Canada’ Ch 23 of Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy 150 years later ed. Marcello Musto, Routledge, 2008 (249-256)
  • ‘Capital et méthode’ in Dialectiques aujourd’hui eds B. Ollman et L. Seve, Éditions Syllepse et Espaces Marx, Paris 2006 (43-50)
  • ‘Eine Uhr ohne Umruhfeder: Grabinscrift für die Sowjetunion’ in Was war die Sowjetunion Hg. Marcel van der Linden, Promedia Verlag, Wien 2007 (151-172) (trans. by R. Kössler, from Critique 2000).
  • ‘Il Capitale di Marx e la Logica di Hegel’ in Sulle Tracce di un Fantasma: L’Opera di Karl Marx tra Filologia e Filosofia a cura di Marcello Musto, manifestolibri, Roma 2005
  • ‘Value and Money’ in Marx’s Theory of Money: Modern Appraisals ed Fred Moseley, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
  • ‘De la critica de Hegel a la critica de capital’ Ch VII in Dialéctica y Capital compilador y traductor Mario l. Robles Báez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México, 2005
  • ‘The Contradictions of Capital’ ch. 12 of Defending Objectivity: Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier eds M.S. Archer and W. Outhwaite, Routledge, London and New York, 2004 (183-198)
  • ‘Money and the Form of Value’ in The Constitution of Capital eds R. Bellofiore and N. Taylor, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2004 (35-62)
  • ‘The Problem of Use-Value for a Dialectic of Capital’ ch. 8 of New Dialectics and Political Economy Edited by Robert Albritton and John Simoulidis, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2003 (131-149)
  • ‘Capital in General and Marx’s “Capital”’ and ‘Capital, Competition, and many Capitals’. Chapters in G. Reuten and M. Campbell (eds.) The Culmination of ‘Capital’, Palgrave, Basingstoke and New York, 2002
  • ‘From the Critique of Hegel to the Critique of Capital’ in T. Burns and I. Fraser (eds.) The Hegel-Marx Connection. Macmillan, 2000.
  • ‘The Fluidity of Capital and the Logic of the Concept’ in C. J. Arthur and G. Reuten (eds.) The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume Two of Marx’s ‘Capital’. Macmillan Press, 1998.
  • ‘Engels, Logic and History’ in R. Bellofiore (ed.) Marxian Economics: A Reappraisal (Essays on Volume III of Capital) Vol.1: Method, Value and Money. Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1998.
  • ‘Against the Logical-Historical Method: Dialectical Derivation versus Linear Logic’ in F. Moseley and M. Campbell (eds.) New Investigations of Marx’s Method, Humanities Press, N.J., 1997.
  • ‘Engels as Interpreter of Marx’s Economics’ in C.J. Arthur (ed.) Engels Today: A Centenary Appreciation, Macmillan Press, 1996.
  • ‘Hegel’s Logic and Marx’s Capital’, in Fred Moseley (ed.) Marx’s Method in Capital: A Reexamination. Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands N.J., 1993.
  • ‘Capital, A Note on Translation’, in J. Cunningham Wood (ed.) Karl Marx’s Economics Critical Assessments – Second Series, Volume VIII. Routledge, London & New York, 1993. (Reprinted from Science and Society, Summer 1990.)
  • ‘Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts’ and ‘German Ideology’, both in Tom Bottomore (ed.) A Dictionary of Marxist Thought. Second Edition, Blackwell, Oxford, 1991.
  • ‘Hegel as Lord and Master’ (reprinted from Radical Philosophy 50) in S. Sayers and P. Osborne (eds.) with an introduction by C. J. Arthur, Socialism Feminism and Philosophy – A Radical Philosophy Reader. Routledge, London, 1990.
  • ‘Feuerbach’; ‘Marx’; articles in J. Urmson and J. Rée (eds), The Concise Encyclopaedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers. New Edition, Completely Revised, Unwin Hyman, London, 1989.
  • ‘Hegel’s Theory of Value’, in M. Williams (ed.), Value, Social-Form and the State. Macmillan Press, Basingstoke and London, 1988.
  • ‘Hegel on Political Economy’, in D. Lamb (ed.) Hegel and Modern Philosophy. Croom Helm, London, 1987.
  • ‘Marx and Engels: The German Ideology’, in G. Vesey (ed.) Philosophers Ancient and Modern. Supplement to ‘Philosophy’, Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 20. University Press, Cambridge, 1986.
  • ‘Personality and the Dialectic of Labour and Property – Locke, Hegel, Marx’, in R. Edgley and R. Osborne (eds.) Radical Philosophy Reader (reprinted from Radical Philosophy 26), Verso, London, 1985.
  • ‘Dialectics and Labour’, in J. Mepham and D.H. Ruben (eds.) Issues in Marxist Philosophy. Volume One: Dialectics and Method Harvester, Brighton, 1979.
  • ‘Dialectic of the Value-Form’, in D. Elson (ed.) Value: The Representation of Labour in Capitalism. C.S.E. Books, London; and Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., 1979. (Note the following typos: p.73 line 7 read ‘if xRy then yRx’; line 11 read ‘if x=y, and y=z, then x=z’). Reissued (uncorrected) Verso Books (Radical Thinkers series): London & New York, 2015
  • ‘The Soviet Revolution’, in N. Krasso (ed.) Trotsky: The Great Debate Renewed. New Critics Press, St.Louis, Mo., 1972. (originally a samizdat publication under the pen-name B. Biro.)


  • With What must the Critique of Capital Begin? in Revista Opinião Filosófica, Porto          Alegre, v. 07; no. 01, 2016 – on line:
  • ‘Capital in General’, ‘Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism’, Historical Materialism 18.1, 2010, pp. 209-212.
  • ‘Värde, arbeite och negativitet’ in Fronesis Nr. 28 Marx ekonomikritik (Swedish translation of ‘Value, labour and negativity”‘ Capital & Class 2001). 2008
  • ‘Contradiction and Abstraction: A Reply to Finelli’ in Historical Materialism 17.1 2009
  • ‘Money and exchange’ in Capital & Class 90 Autumn 2006 (7-35)
  • ‘The Concept of Money’ (in Greek) in Thesis 95 April-May 2006
  • ‘E se per sconfiggere il capitale avessimo bisogno di Hegel?’ in Liberazione 1 February 2006
  • ‘The Inner Totality of Capitalism’ in Historical Materialism 14.3, 2006 (85-111)
  • ‘The Concept of Money’ in Radical Philosophy 134, Nov/Dec 2005
  • ‘Reply to Critics’ in Symposium on my The New Dialectic and Marx’s ‘Capital’, in Historical Materialism 13.2, 2005
  • ‘Subject and Counter-Subject’ (on Postone) in Historical Materialism 12.3, 2004
  • ‘Value and negativity: a reply to Carchedi’ in Capital & Class 82 Spring 2004 (17-22)
  • ‘Capital and Labour’ (in Greek) in Thesis 82, Jan-March 2003 (53-77)
  • ‘The Hegel-Marx Connection’ (179-83) and ‘Once More on the Homology Thesis: A Response to Smith’s Reply’ (195-98) in Historical Materialism 11.1, 2003
  • ‘La Lógica de Hegel y El Capital de Marx’ in economia: teoria y práctica, no. 17 (México D. F.) diciembre de 2002
  • ‘Value, Labour and Negativity’, in Capital & Class 73, Spring 2001.
  • ‘Epitaph for the USSR: A Clock Without a Spring’, in Critique No. 32, 2000.
  • ‘Epitaffio per L’Urss: Un Orlogio Senza Mollo’ (trans Fabio Ciabatti), in Vis-à-Vis n.8, Sett, Bologna, 2000.
  • ‘Napoleoni on Labour and Exploitation’, in M. Baldassarri and R. Bellofiore (eds.) Rivista di Politica Economica, April-May 1999, Nos. IV-V, Special Issue: Classical and Marxian Political Economy: A Debate on Claudio Napoleoni’s Views, (Published separately in Italian and in English.)
  • ‘Marx, Orthodoxy, Labour, Value’, in Beitraege zur Marx-Engels-Forschung Neue Folge 1999 : Marx’ Oeknomiekritik in ‘Kapital’ Berlin, 2000.
  • ‘Systematic dialectic’, in Science & Society Special Issue Vol. 62 No. 3 Fall, 1998.
  • ‘The Infinity of Capital’ (presented under the title ‘Capital: a Compulsive-Neurotic Subject’ at the Political Studies Association Conference 1996), in Studies in Marxism 5, 1998.
  • ‘On the MEGA2 Editions of Capital Volume One ’, Note in MEGA-Studien 1997/1.
  • ‘The Myth of “Simple Commodity Production”’, Note in MEGA-Studien 1997/2.
  • ‘Marx’s Fourth Capital Circuit’, in Capital & Class 59, Summer 1996.
  • ‘Negation of the Negation in Marx’s Capital’, in Rethinking Marxism, Vol.6 No. 4 (Winter 1993).
  • ‘Hegel and the French Revolution’, in Radical Philosophy 52, 1989.
  • ‘Stalinism and Dialectics’, in Critique 20-21, 1987.
  • ‘Nove and Frankel on Unproductive Labour’, in Radical Philosophy 35, 1985.
  • ‘Sulla Negazione della Negazione’, in Marx Centouno No. 1/2 maggio-dicembre, 1984.
  • ‘Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectic and a Myth of Marxology’, in New Left Review No.142, Nov-Dec. 1983.
  • ‘Labour: Marx’s Concrete Universal’, in Inquiry, 21, 1978.
  • ‘Towards a Materialist Philosophy of Law’, in Critique No.7, 1977.
  • ‘Trotsky and The Revolution Betrayed’, in Radical Philosophy No. 3, 1972.


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